TARC - Texas Association of Residential Care Communities

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Post Office Box 9005
Austin, TX 78766-9005
Telephone: (512) 338-1223
Email: sidrich@austin.rr.com

The Texas Association of Residential Care Communities (TARC) is a 501(c)(6) Texas non-profit corporation, Federal ID No. 75-2477370. We are a voluntary membership organization representing providers of Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, and Retirement Community Living. Our members are large and small, proprietary and non-profit. The Association concentrates on three major areas:

  • Legislation: Our chief lobbyist has over 30 years experience effectively lobbying the Texas Legislature. We maintain a consistent year around dialog and contact with members in order to build relationships and educate them on industry practices and problems.
  • Regulations: We interact on a consistent basis with the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) and the Health and Human Services Commission, working on language in regulations and practices. TARC members are appointed to advisory committees within the Departments.
  • Communication: We publish a monthly "Business Update" which providers the members with an up-to-date resume of what's going on in the industry. In times of crisis or emergency, we send "Special Bulletins." During the legislative session, we send regular resumes of all of the bills we are working on and their up-to-the-minute status. Members are able to communicate directly with the executive director at any time via telephone or email.

If you are an Assisted Living, Nursing Home or Retirement Community provider and would like to become a member of TARC, please complete the Membership Application.

For more information about TARC or to have specific questions answered, please contact us.